QANBA is proud to announce the launch of the EVO 2014 official licensed joystick.
Included with the Q2 GLOW joysticks are a limited edition box and limited edition color Defender backpack.
Special joystick features include:
Special defender backpack features include:
This combo is available for sale online and at the QANBA booth at EVO 2014.
Posted by Bryan McWhirt on 27th Apr 2015
I opted for the Evo edition because it included the Defender bag and I liked the white over the chrome of the other Q2 Glow.
Weight: Weight is good, on the heavy side but not too heavy. If you find the stick is to heavy you can remove the bottom plate and have a custom plexiglass one made as this is where most of the weight is.
Size: Size is a personal preference thing and this stick is larger than some but I like the size. It gives plenty of room for my hands to rest or to use the case for pivot points for fast motions.
Stick: The stick was a little lose and sloppy for my tastes. If you like your stick loose then this is perfect for you. I tossed in a Sanwa 2lb spring and that fixed everything right up.
Buttons: They feel and respond very similar to Sanwa buttons. Because of the LEDs I don't think you can put silencing pads in them. Perhaps if you modify the pads to make allowance for the LED but I'm not sure.
Overall: Overall this stick is very good and solid. The sloppiness in the stick and the lack of alternate gate restrictors are the only real things that dropped this to a 4 star.
One note, there seems to be no templates or replacement plexi for the Q2 Pro/Glow sticks. Tek-Innovations was supposedly working on one but after a few attempts to e-mail them with no response at all I gave up on that and am looking at getitng all the dimensions to crate my own art template and gcode to cnc route replacement plexi.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Jul 2014
The stick is really nice, I love the packaging, design and overall feel of it. Very solid build quality. Not only that but the stick comes with a free Qanba Defender bag, which I must say is also a really great bag, the snow leopard colour is really nice compared to the original.
The only thing that bothered me was that the buttons do squeak a fair bit on this stick. Other than that everything seems to be fine!
Posted by DOOTBEEP on 30th Jul 2014
I've gone through 4 fightsticks already and this one, by far, beats out the other competitors. Qanba has gotten so good with their buttons, I couldn't tell the differences between theirs and genuine Sanwa buttons (and I'm super anal about parts).
It's the little things Qanba did to get this stick to rise above the rest.
1. Limited edition Q2 with limited color bag. No brainer.
2. Cord compartment actually fits the cord. My other sticks are such a pain to shove in there because there's not enough room. Plus they added a cord hole on both sides of the panel for convenience.
3. Leather-like material at the bottom of the stick. No more slipping for lap players! I like to play comfortably and that means in my boxers or shorts when I'm at tourneys. My other sticks have a cold metal bottom which is not ideal. You don't have to worry about leg hairs being ripped out or that weird discoloration.
4. Start button is easily accessible.
5. Handle for carrying it around. I've dropped my other sticks and that's no fun.
6. Nice curve for where your palms lay. More comfort while playing.
7. LEDs are a plus. It's got three modes at the touch of your finger tips. Even the start button lights up. Icing on the cake.
These were limited to 500 so hopefully you got your hands on one!
Posted by Unr on 30th Jul 2014
Saw the stick advertised while watching Evo 2014 - couldn't help myself. It was gorgeous and celebratory.
The stick itself is fantastic qualities, and a huge upgrade from my 5-year TE that's worn out.
The light up effects are fun, so long as you aren't playing in the dark. While 'Damage' mode is novel, I never want to use it. Too distracting in serious games.
Overall, I'm happy with this stick. I only give it a 9/10 - because I can't customize any of it. I would love to put in new art/buttons, but that defeats the purpose of the limited edition evo theme. :)
Posted by Jason Barry on 29th Jul 2014
Despite being a limited piece these sticks are not individually numbered. The buttons/stick aren't sanwa or seimitsu and while you can't really do anything with them quietly they still work perfectly fine. The whole thing looks great and he Defender bag it came with is super functional. The magnetic door on the wire compartment makes for a good change from plastic clips that wear and snap.
All that said I really have no idea why you're reading a review for something that's going to be permanently out of stock.
Posted by Tony N. on 29th Jul 2014
Seeing as how it is sold out, might not make a difference to write a review, but here goes.
First off, Looks absolutely godlike. The blue glow shining off the little intricate lines designed on the clear plastic buttons looks amazing! The weight feels nice and heavy, built with strong lasting material. The leather bottom is sleek and clean, no more ugly faded velvet plates from prolong use on your lap. A convenient handle that slides out the slot without any effort, simply pick up and carry anywhere. A magnetic closure for the cable compartment. Overall an incredible design!, but a few minor flaws to keep it 100% when used fresh out the box.
When pressing the button in, at an upwards or side angle (when you flick it with your fingers, not just pressing it directly down in the middle) the button grinds up on the sides making a squeaky sound and makes it hard for fast, smooth uninterrupted inputs. However I sprayed a little WD-40 and wiped it, and problem solved.
Next, the balltop isn't secured too well. After a few days of using it, it started to unwind in the middle of gameplay. I'd have to take my hands off the buttons and twist it back tightly in the middle of unpauseable fights constantly. But I put some super glue on the tip before screwing it on and now it's better.
In conclusion, this is an amazing fightstick. The price seemed rather low to me and it even included a carrying bag. All & all It's a definite purchase.
Posted by some guy who plays fighting games on 29th Jul 2014
While the Qanba Q2s aren't built with Sanwa parts like the higher end Q4s and Fusions, the quality in the Qanba built pieces definitely manage to keep up overall. My only gripe would be the stick. It responds and works really well, but I don't like the feel of the plastic casing that makes it up. Overall, however, as someone who primarily uses Sanwa parts I found this to be a very nice stick for the price. The fact that I managed to snag a collectors version of it only makes it better!
Posted by Cliff on 29th Jul 2014
It has a handle, buttons, a joystick, and solid construction. The leather on the bottom completely threw me for a loop.
Posted by truewu on 29th Jul 2014
I really love this stick. I don't really have any intent to use it, so I can't give you much of a review on its performance. But...come on...its eightarc.
I love the bag. It has more cushioning than my laptop bag for work. So cool. I'm really glad I could be one of the few that could get this fightstick.
I'll treasure it for a long time.